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Keep It Weird

Keep It Weird is a podcast about all things strange, unusual, paranormal, supernatural, scary, spooky, gross, sticky, and all around weird! Going beyond ghosts, aliens, and true crime, Lauren & Ashley research the strange side of artificial intelligence, nature, human anatomy, religion, relationships & much more. (Music: Intro Tunes: Aurora Borealis by Jon Wright Outro Tunes: Mystical Music Box by Erick McNerney Artwork: Stephanie Weitekamp)
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May 17, 2024

RIP WEIRDOS!  Welcome to Keep It Weird, the podcast for all things strange and unusual, terrific yet terrible, bogus and beautiful and everything in between!

A couple times a month we get together to chat about something WEIRD and of course this week is no exception.  We are going to be taking a trip into the past with a crazy story of reincarnation, storming into a television network to yell at them for creating another horrific reality tv show and visiting a foreign country on the other side of the planet to join a protest!

Ashley starts us off with DONT FEAR THE REAPER and the story of Jenny Cockell, an English GENIUS (no joking around) who has had memories of her past life (excuse me, LIVES) since she was four years old.  In the 90's she was not only able to find the home she lived in in her life before, she was also able to find all of her surviving "children" and reunite them.  

Lauren takes us into REALITY TV CORNER as we explore TLC's 2013 reality tv hit "Best Funeral Ever."  Ok, maybe it wasn't so much of a hit, it only lasted a season and a half but boy was it packed with unique, special and sometimes downright STRANGE funerals.

Then, we hop into WHERE IN THE WORLD IS KEEP IT WEIRD GOING as Ashley takes us for a brief trip to South Korea as we explore the B4 movement.  Bihon, Bichulsan, Biyeonae, Bisekseu: No marriage, no childbirth, no romance, no sex.  It turns out that women DON'T need men to survive and in a lot of cases, it's actually detrimental to our health to be near them.  Sorry not sorry!

Check out the links below to do some reading on today's topics.

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Jenny Cockell & Her Past Lives

https://psi-encyclopedia.spr.ac.uk/articles/jenny-cockell-mary-sutton-reincarnation-case

https://www.irishcentral.com/culture/jenny-cockell-reincarnation-irish-children

https://www.hypnotherapysouthwest.co.uk/cockell.html

 

Best Funeral, Worst Reality TV Show

https://www.avclub.com/tlc-s-best-funeral-ever-showcases-unique-ceremonies-in-1798178859

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/02/04/golden-gate-funeral-home-lawsuits/

 

B4 You Leave

https://www.thecut.com/2023/03/4b-movement-feminism-south-korea.html

https://www.service95.com/4b-movement-explainer/

 

May 3, 2024

TW: foul language, religion, apocalyptic imagery

I'm a loner, Weirdo. A rebel. And you are entering KEEP IT WEIRD: the podcast for all things strange & unusual. We get together every other week and chat about SOMETHING WEIRD and of course this week is no exception.

We are SINGING OUR PRAISES, we are ALIGNING OUR CHAKRAS and we are SPEAKING IN TONGUES this episode is ALL about religion.

Ashley starts us off with one of our favorite segments WHAT IF GOD WAS ONE OF US as we learn all about the RAPTURE. What it is, when it was created and how it differs from what is *actually* in the bible. Ruh Roh.

Lauren takes us into a WHERE IN THE WORLD IS KEEP IT WEIRD GOING and the answer to that question.... is Utah. Utah in the 1930's to be exact, when Mary Ogden brought her spiritualist movement to a hollow rock in the middle of freaking no where and things got weird.

Check out some links below if you want to know more about the topics we discussed on today's episode.

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Rapture Rapture Read All About It

https://www.neh.gov/article/rise-rapture-horror-culture#:~:text=Originating%20in%20the%20early%20nineteenth,Reference%20Bible%20(1909)%20and%20its

https://www.ucg.org/world-news-and-prophecy/the-rapture-a-popular-but-false-doctrine

https://www.bible.ca/rapture-origin-john-nelson-darby-1830ad.htm

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Nelson_Darby

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dispensationalism

 https://www.wrmea.org/2015-october/the-scofield-bible-the-book-that-made-zionists-of-americas-evangelical-christians.html

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._I._Scofield

 Marie's Place aka HOME OF TRUTH

https://moabgeartrader.com/2020/01/13/home-of-truth-marie-ogdens-attempt-to-raise-the-dead/

https://www.businessinsider.com/home-of-truth-ghost-town-religious-colony-photos-2022-6#while-there-were-reported-to-be-about-100-residents-at-the-communes-peak-the-town-was-largely-deserted-in-1937-following-the-aftermath-of-an-attempt-to-resurrect-a-dead-member-of-the-commune-according-to-atlas-obscura-a-woman-died-of-cancer-and-ogden-refused-to-bury-her-insisting-she-could-bring-her-back-to-life-the-same-source-reported-14

 

Apr 19, 2024

Trigger Warnings: mental health disorders, death, incest

 
Hi Weirdos! Welcome back to KEEP IT WEIRD - the podcast for all things strange and unusual, creepy yet casual, funky n' fresh and always a little silly.  Every month we get together to talk about something WEIRD and this week is no exception.
 
Ashley & Lauren have a lot of STUFF to talk about this week.  Ancient stuff, creepy stuff,  'TOO MUCH' stuff.
 
Lauren starts us off with one of our sponsored segments ANCIENT ARTIFACTS (with Addie Rife!)  In it she teaches us about some 100 year old mermaid mummies out of Japan that researchers were able to X Ray to see what the heck was actually going on.  It turns out PT Barnum's Fiji mermaid was much older than we initially thought it was.  But why the heck were they frankenstein-ing these fish monkeys to begin with??
(To learn about how YOU can sponsor a segment of our show head to www.patreon.com/keepitweirdpodcast & check out our donation tiers)
 
Then Ashley brings us into a brand new segment AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL where we discuss stories out of American History that make you scream WHAT?!  Today we're learning about the lives of the Collyer Brothers, their infamous mansion in Manhattan, & their incredibly tragic deaths.  Known as America's First Hoarders, their home was in such horrific conditions that still to this day NYC police officers refer to dangerous hoarder homes & buildings to "Collyer's Mansions." 

Check out some links below for more information on today's topics.
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Fish Monkey, That Funky Monkey
https://www.livescience.com/human-behavior/conspiracies-paranormal/haunting-mermaid-mummy-from-japan-is-a-gruesome-monkey-fish-hybrid-with-dragon-claws-new-scans-reveal
 
ManHoarding in ManHattan
https://creativehistorystories.blogspot.com/2020/08/manhattans-first-hoarders-tragic-story.html
https://www.firehouse.com/home/news/10529720/collyers-mansion-conditions
https://www.christopherroosen.com/blog/2020/10/17/the-sad-story-of-the-collyer-brothers-and-the-question-of-do-we-own-our-stuff-or-does-our-stuff-own-us
 
 
 
Apr 5, 2024
TW: child abuse, murder, sexual assault, poisoning, execution
 
Hi Weirdos! Welcome back to Keep It Weird, the podcast for all things strange & unusual! 
As with our last episode, there is no video for this episode WOMP WOMP our bad but have no fear!! Videos will be back in episode 3.  
 
THIS WEEK HOWEVER, Episode 2 of Season 8, we are getting pretty dark.  Usually we like to balance out the darkness with the light (as above, so below - praise Baphomet) but hey sometimes it doesn't work out that way.
 
Lauren is starting us out with a new segment called REALITY TV CORNER and is introducing us to some REALLY messed up reality tv shows that, not surprisingly, did not make it further than a season or two.  THE SWAN on Fox wherein "ugly" women were given full plastic surgery makeovers to win a chance to compete in a beauty pageant and KID NATION on CBS which should have just been called "Child Endangerment: The Series."
 
Then Ashley takes the lead to teach us about a man named Jolly who was not very Jolly at all.  Louis Joyland West has some of the clearest and most nefarious connections of ANY scientist to the CIA's top secret (now declassified) program MK ULTRA (1953-1973) and one event he is connected to is so horrific... so monstrous... and so suspicious that you will struggle to believe it.
 
Check out some links below if you want to do your OWN reading on the topics we discussed today.  
 
Follow us on instagram & twitter @keepitweirdcast.  Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/keepitweirdpodcast.  Join our PATREON to get two bonus episodes every month + discounts on merch at www.patreon.com/keepitweirdpodcast.  Every penny goes toward producing this show.
 
Reality TV Corner
 
 
 
Jolly West/MK ULTRA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mar 22, 2024
TW: death, overdose, missing persons, mental health, poisoning
 

Hi Weirdos!  Welcome to season 8 of Keep It Weird!! 

 
First off, lets just get the business end out of the way.  There is NO video for this episode.  We're taking it back to the old school.  NOT by choice, we recorded episode 1 and 2 last weekend and our video files did NOT make it out alive.  What, did you think this would go smoothly?  Did you think we could just JUMP BACK IN to the show we've been doing for over 7 years and things would just WORK OUT?  That's not the world we're living in, baby.  lol
 
That being said SEASON 8 is going to be full of strange and horrifying stories, hilarious and interesting guests and far more of ASHLEY & LAUREN than we ever imagined you guys would be into.
 
In this first episode, we're just dipping our toe & testing the waters.  We're updating you on what's been going on in our world, what we've done over hiatus, and our absolute favorite things that have happened in the last three months.
 
We discuss the missing Kate Middleton, the Miami Mall aliens in Florida, how sad we are to have missed Willy's Chocolate Experience in Glasgow and we even give a quick update on those men found dead in their friends backyard in Missouri.
 
We also wouldn't leave you hanging on the creep factor-- we close out the show with some creepy real life ghost stories sure to send a chill up your spine.
 
Mar 15, 2024

Keep It Weird brings you the strange and unusual every Friday!

We love the paranormal, supernatural and true crime, and you better believe we chat about it- but we also realized that every aspect of our lives here on Earth can get WEIRD!! We discuss sports, fashion, strange cities, our weird bodies, science, space, the ocean, and yes... even sex.

Let your freak flag fly.

Mar 15, 2024

Hi Weirdos!! 

Did ya miss us?!  We have officially been on hiatus since December of 2023 and it's time to dust off our denim and ge back in the saddle!

This is just a little treat for you as we prep for SEASON 8 of our show which will be starting VERY soon (like next week soon) 

A couple hundred of you have already heard these clips because you are OFFICIAL WEIRDOS FOR LIFE and are members of our patreon.  But for those of you who are NOT members of our patreon-- here is a sneak peek of what you've been missing this year!

We've had THREE RETURNING GUESTS: Tyler, Mike & Madi back on the show to tell us some of their personal spooky stories.  Lauren's parents came on the show!! What!! We talked about death and dying, crazy news stories, true crime, conspiracies, bad valentines, maggots on airplanes and so much more.

Hope you enjoy this little clip-isode and we hope it gets you pumped up for another season of strangeness :)

 

Please consider joining our patreon at www.patreon.com/keepitweirdpodcast to help us produce this show.  In return you'll get discounts on merch, opportunities to participate in the show & 2-3 bonus episodes every month.

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